Saturday, February 13, 2021

Tennessee defeats #16 Missouri in three

The Lady Vols made a little history again tonight, but in a much more positive way with their first ever sweep of Missouri (25-22, 25-17, 25-22). More later.

UPDATE: Morgahn Fingall led the match with a career high 16 kills. (She also had career highs with 7 digs and 18.5 points.) Lily Felts had 9 kills. Natalie Hayward had a double-double with 32 assists and 12 digs. Madison Bryant led the Lady Vols with 13 digs. Danielle Mahaffey had 5 blocks; Fingall had 4.

Tennessee cleaned up a lot of their errors (3.0 service errors per set compared to 4.4 last night); Missouri did not (6.7 hitting errors per set compared to 5.0 last night).

UT matched their season high hitting percentage with a .308.

All-American Kylie Deberg was held to single digit kills for just the 7th time in her 74-match Missouri career — this was just the second time she failed to reach double digits in a loss.

The Lady Vols have now won 4 matches in a row for the first time since 2018.

Tennessee is 3-3 vs ranked opponents so far this season.